All-time Favorite LDS Christmas Arrangements from Jackman Music

October 15, 2011  |   Blog   |     |   Comments Off on All-time Favorite LDS Christmas Arrangements from Jackman Music

Jerry and Carole Jackman have put together a list of their own all-time favorite Christmas arrangements—ones that they hope you’ll enjoy.

One Small Babe – SATB #00949, by Lynn S. Lund & Shawn M. Stringham.

One Small Babe was first published in 1993 and remains still a favorite for us as a publisher and for choirs around the country.

The fantastic writing team Lynn Lund and Shawn Stringham has created this classic Christmas arrangement with its lilting, gentle melody and poignant text, arranged for SATB and piano accompaniment: “Mother Mary watched him sleep. Tonight he was her own. Soon he’d leave her loving arms and with his life atone.”

We know you will love this tender anthem—a favorite that truly conveys the love for the Savior in any worship service. View detailed product info and purchase your copies.

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Is This the One? – SAB #01095, by Michael F. Moody, Penelopy Moody Allen, & Brent Jorgensen.

Brent Jorgensen has arranged a favorite, simple Christmas carol for three-part choir and piano accompaniment, bearing witness that Jesus is indeed the one, the one born in a stable, born to be the Savior. Penelope Moody Allen’s powerful text testifies boldly that Jesus is the Christ, Creator, and King!

Arranged for three-part choir and piano, with optional violin obbligato included within the music. View detailed product info and purchase your copies.

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Ever Holy #01859, by Lisandra Brothers, arranged by Christine H. Davis.

Christine Davis is excellent at weaving her musical arrangements closely to the feeling and warmth of the text. “Ever Holy” stands as a superb example—very serene, beautifully portraying the words about Christ and His life and Atonement: “Thus he came here as a baby, condescending it all….I will praise His name forever as my Lord, chosen one.”

This elegant piece will carry your thoughts toward heaven, as well as those who hear it. View detailed product info, listen to an audio preview, and purchase your copies.

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Little Bethlehem #01551, arranged by Rob Millett.

An upbeat arrangement of the familiar Christmas carol, O Little Town of Bethlehem, arranged with a bit of a syncopation at the beginning of each verse—creating a refreshing sound and fun carol to perform. Yet upbeat, this carol remains still appropriate for a sacrament meeting setting.

A fresh arrangement on a classic English carol. View detailed product info, listen to an audio preview, and purchase your copies.

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Christmas is a Time of Joy #00068, arranged by A. Laurence Lyon.

First published in 1981, this magnificent Christmas medley continues to be a favorite in our Jackman Music catalog.

Laurence Lyon has arranged this joyous Christmas anthem, combining words and music from “Joy to the World,” “Christmas Night,” “Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plain,” “With Wondering Awe,” and “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful,” into a perfect opening number for any Christmas performance or fireside.

Congregation joins the choir for the final verse of “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful” with choir voices expanding to seven-parts for the final chord. View detailed product info and purchase your copies.

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While Shepherd Watched #01690, by S. Gordon Jessop.

Dramatic concert carol by S. Gordon Jessop well depicting the appearance of the angels on the hills of Bethlehem, singing, “Glory to God! And on the earth be peace.” Based on scriptural text from Luke 2 in the New Testament.

Arranged with rich harmony and rhythmic piano accompaniment—well-suited for an advanced choir and pianist. View detailed product info, listen to an audio preview, and purchase your copies.

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Come All Ye Shepherds #00041, by Catherine A. Tibbitts.

Grand Christmas anthem with words and music by Catherine Tibbitts, with text inviting all shepherds to come see the baby lain in a manger, King of all nations, and Lord of creation. Appropriate as a bold opening number for advanced choir, arranged for SSATB and four-hand piano accompaniment.

A majestic arrangement, proclaiming, “Halleluia! Come all ye shepherds, come follow me!” View detailed product info and purchase your copies.

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Mary Had a Pretty Little Baby – SA #00105, by Betsy Lee Bailey.

This simple anthem by Betsy Lee Bailey sounds almost classical in style—originating from the traditional African carol, and arranged as a simple, yet delightful Christmas carol for two-part treble chorus (SA) and piano accompaniment.

Optional percussion (finger cymbals and tambourine) are provided within each copy for additional texture and brightness. View detailed product info and purchase your copies.

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